Turku Castle


Turku Castle


The history of Turku Castle begins in the 1280s. An encampment of the governor representing King of Sweden and his soldiers grew into a solid granite fortress over the centuries. The castle was inhabited by both Duke John at the end of the 16th century and Governor-General Per Brahe at the beginning of the 17th. When the administrative tasks moved away from the castle, it was turned into a prison and a storage space for the Swedish crown. After many different developments, the castle was destroyed by bombing in 1941. After the war, restoration work started and was finished in 1961. Most of the rooms in the castle are restored to their original state.
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